(Closed) I just got Invisalign and I am so uncomfortable! Can anyone here relate?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My husband has invisalign! The pain was brutal the first day but he got more comfortable by the second day.. Everytime he changes the trays he has about a day (sometimes only a few hours) of discomfort.

I should add that he had a SARPE surgery prior, so having his jaw broken was much more painful so I think that skews his perception. He does find it to be uncomfortable though.. And now brushes his teeth more than anyone I’ve ever met.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If it’s anything like braces, the pain sucks for a day or two and then is fine until you get to the next stage. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I’m guessing the pain is similar to braces.  If so it should only hurt for the first day or two.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I finished my Invisalgn treatment and to be honest the only time I had very uncomfortable pain was the second day on my first tray and after that it would just be tight for a few minutes if I had them out for too long. 

I think you will get used to it, just be diligent about keeeping them in for the recommeneded amount of time because it can hurt more if it no longer fits (I had this problem)

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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cmbr:  I had braces and it was torture for the first couple of days. I remember also having to wear those dumbass rubber bands that pull ur friggin jaws together, HOLY SHIT THAT WAS SOOOOO BAD. I would imagine that’s the exact pain you’re talking about… For the time being, OP is there any way you can take a pain reliever or something your dentist can recommend to help the pain a bit? Maybe you just need to take it every time u change it if it’s too unbearable.. 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

It sucks but it fades. It’ll be uncomfortable with every new set of trays you put in because that is when things are moving the most, just like having traditional braces tightened. But you HAVE to commit to the trays. Don’t take them out because they’re uncomfortable or it won’t work and that would be an expensive mistake!

But it’s so worth it! I had mine two years ago, so as an adult, and getting rid of the gaps in my teeth has basically been life changing, whole new level of confidence now that I feel my outside matches my inside.

Pop a few ibuprofen or a glass of wine. Good luck!

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

 

MrsPiggles:  I haven’t had them but I did have braces which is similar in some ways as it forces your teeth to move which hurts no matter what. I used to have one or two days where I was in a crazy amount of pain but then my teeth would adjust and get over that first intial pull and then I would be fine until the next time I got new wires put on.

I had one tooth that completely turned sideways and they put a bracket on and didnt connect the wire for a long while so they could make space for that tooth. The day they connected the wire was by far the most painful day of the entire 2 years I had braces. I mean my face hurt so bad I couldnt’ talk, or eat, or smile without it hurting so bad! Even that only lasted 2-3 days and again I was fine.

Give it a couple days op and until then take some ibuprofen or tylenol to manage pain. prefferably ibuprofen

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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MrsPiggles:  I had to do a longer treatment because at the end my teeth weren’t where I wanted them to be but it was mostly my fault. Some nights I didn’t sleep with them in mostly due to insomnia (school stress related) or I would have them out during clinic when I worked with patients so I could speak more clearly.

My teeth are a LOT straighter though, I just had the highest expectations though. Have to be realistic. Many people complimented though so it is worth it. You may very well get cavities no matter how well you brush/floss— it’s all the stagnant saliva ๐Ÿ™

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

Omg girl yeah, I have invisalign. Ibuprofen for dayssss

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had braces for 4 years. Yeah, the first few adjustments were the worst. It gets better. They’re worth it. 

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